(NEXSTAR) - A sealed version of 1990's Sega Genesis game "John Madden Football" is now available for sale at an unbeatable price, showing that the coach and Mut 22 coins broadcasting legend may just be the godfather of all sports video games.
The auction of video games that ran for two weeks last month, a copy that was "John Madden Football" sold for $480,000. The sum, which was a significant amount more than the original game would have sold for in the beginning, set a record-setting world record for the most ever paid for a sports-related video game, according to Heritage Auctions.
"This specific copy of the auction is unique because it's from the offices of the famous Madden namesake," the auction house mentions. One portion from proceeds is to be given by Heritage Auctions to a charitable foundation created in Madden's honor.
Madden died in the late December at the age of 85.
Over the course of three decades, the John Madden Football video game franchise earned more than $7 billion in revenues per the New York Times. The show began in 1988, and then changed to "Madden." NFL Network even had a show devoted exclusively to the game "Madden NFL Live." It has become the second best-selling sports video game in the world, after soccer-themed shows like FIFA.
For those unfamiliar, a new version of mmoexp madden 22 coins "Madden" is released every year and features a different sportsman on the cover. The most recent, Madden 22, featured football players Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Every time there is a new version the player's ratings are released for real NFL players, who you can play as during the gameplay.